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Year-by-Year Leaders and Records for Kickoff Return Yards Per Return

  • Minimum 1 kick return per school game.
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Since 1976

Season Player Avg School
2015 Evan Berry 38.29 Tennessee
2014 Jamarcus Nelson 38.32 Alabama-Birmingham
2013 Levonte Whitfield* 36.41 Florida State
2012 Dri Archer* 36.94 Kent State
2011 Tyler Lockett* 35.19 Kansas State
2010 Nick Williams* 35.29 Connecticut
2009 Ray Fisher 37.35 Indiana
2008 Travis Shelton 31.30 Temple
2007 A.J. Jefferson* 35.77 Fresno State
2006 Jacoby Ford* 32.77 Clemson
2005 Jonathan Stewart* 33.67 Oregon
2004 Justin Miller 33.05 Clemson
2003 J.R. Reed 31.67 South Florida
  Michael Waddell 31.67 North Carolina
2002 Justin Miller* 35.08 Clemson
2001 Chris Massey 34.80 Oklahoma State
2000 Latarence Dunbar 33.73 Texas Christian
1999 Reggie Hunt* 34.08 Texas Christian
1998 Patrick Dyson 32.91 Utah
1997 Kevin Johnson 36.71 Syracuse
1996 Tremain Mack* 37.71 Miami (FL)
1995 Robert Tate 34.33 Cincinnati
1994 Eric Moulds 32.77 Mississippi State
1993 Leeland McElroy 39.33 Texas A&M
1992 Fred Montgomery 32.64 New Mexico State
1991 Fred Montgomery 29.36 New Mexico State
1990 Roy Ross 30.60 Texas-El Paso
1989 Tony Smith 32.50 Southern Mississippi
1988 Raghib Ismail 36.08 Notre Dame
1987 Barry Sanders 31.57 Oklahoma State
1986 Terrance Roulhac* 32.11 Clemson
1985 Rick Calhoun 32.75 Cal State Fullerton
1984 Rick Calhoun 30.46 Cal State Fullerton
1983 Fredd Young 31.17 New Mexico State
1982 Tim Kearse 32.64 San Jose State
1981 Frank Minnifield 30.36 Louisville
1980 Norm Granger 29.91 Iowa
1979 Stevie Nelson 31.39 Ball State
1978 Ottis Anderson 32.92 Miami (FL)
1977 Henry White 37.33 Colgate
1976 Casper Carter 26.00 South Carolina